JAMESTOWN, N.D. - - With only one weekend of competition left before the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship, the University of North Dakota track and field team continues to reach new heights. Competition at the University of Jamestown Al Cassell Relays today proved no different.
Throwing for a personal record was Adam Mehr in the hammer. Mehr's previous best mark was 175 feet, 8 inches (53.55 meters). He earned the mark earlier this season in Long Beach. Today, he threw for 181-10 (55.43). He moved up to the fourth spot in UND history and now holds the sixth spot in the Big Sky.
In the discus, Kauri Hochhalter earned a new PR with her throw of 136-01 (41.48).
Dave Hettich earned a personal best in the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:13.49. This is Hettich's second time this season breaking his best 1,500-meter time.
Molli Detloff, Eddie Kiolbasa, and Katelyn Weber were the runners-up in the discus, 3,000 steeplechase, and shot put, respectively. Finishing third in their events were Jessica Drady in the hammer, Griep in the shot put, Tyler Kolander in the hammer, Riley Miller in the long jump, Noah Schiller in the 800-meter, and Michael Quesenberry in the shot put.
IRVINE, Calif. - - Track athletes from the University of North Dakota competed at day two of the University of California Irvine's Steve Scott Invitational.
Yesterday, the Fighting Hawks saw a big personal record and a broken school record from senior Drew Campbell. Campbell broke the standing school steeplechase record with his run of 9 minutes, 22.87 seconds.
Today, the team saw an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming conference meet.
“We came out to help us prepare,” said UND head coach Kevin Galbraith. “The conference meet is in California in two weeks and this was an opportunity for us to get ready for that.”
UND will compete at the North Dakota State Tune-up and the Ron Masanz Classic in Moorhead, Minn. next weekend. These meets will serve as a last prep for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship on May 12 and 13.